YORYM-3CA931: Modern : Bag Seal

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SEAL

Unique ID: YORYM-3CA931

Object type certainty: Certain
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An almost complete lead bag seal of modern date. The seal is comprised of a single disc of metal which is perforated by three parallel holes running across its diameter. The holes would have been for wire or textile ligatures which were used to secure a bag.
Both sides are stamped with a central motif in a bordered roundel. On one side the image depicts a bird, most probably a pelican and the other side shows a pelican feeding its chicks with blood from its breast. The text around both these images reads "G & T EARLE LIMITED HULL" who were ship-owners and cement manufacturers in the early 20th century.
The metal is a mid greyish-white colour and is worn. The seal is 23.3mm in diameter, 4.8mm thick and weighs 10.3g.

Class: Bag

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1850
Date to: Circa AD 1950

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.8 mm
Weight: 10.3 g
Diameter: 23.3 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Langtoft

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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